Editor’s Note: Jodie Ginsberg is the chief executive of Index on Censorship, an international organization that promotes and defends the right to freedom of expression. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
Index on Censorship's Jodie Ginsberg argues the "right to be forgotten" decision is too woolly
The decision, she writes, did not come with enough checks and it needs to be stayed
She says we should be worried about the ability for public figures of the future to whitewash their history
The Internet has radically altered many things, not least the speed at which we all share and receive information, and the depth of the information available.
Before the Internet, information about individuals (that they did not choose to share with you themselves) could only be found by finding others who knew the individual or by trawling through media archives. The Internet changed all that.